Meatball Sliders are a delicious, easy appetizer that’s sure to please a crowd. Great for the Superbowl or any Big Game Day!
I’ve been working on my menu plan for Superbowl Sunday. During most of the Big Game Events (Superbowl, NBA Championship, World Series, etc) we like to have appetizers for dinner while we watch the games. Everyone in the family has their own favorite item, and I like to come up with a few new things to test out too. A while back, Nick asked me to start adding meatballs to my Spaghetti Sauce when I make spaghetti for dinner. I took the easy way out and bought pre-made meatballs from the Supermarket. That didn’t fly. The guys didn’t like them. I tried multiple varieties, and finally gave in and made some Homemade Meatballs from scratch. They aren’t difficult to make, but since I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, it sometimes flares in my hands and it’s challenging for me to make things like meatballs that require hands-on mixing and molding. Now that the kids are older and know how to cook a few things, I get them to help me, when my hands are hurting 🙂
This recipe for Meatball Sliders is pretty easy to assemble. You can use pre-made meatballs if there is a brand your family enjoys, or you can make a batch of my Homemade Meatballs to use. I tend to make a double or triple batch when I make them, then freeze them to use in Meatball Sliders or Meatball Sandwiches. Heck, the kids love to unthaw a few to eat alone, for a snack!
I made four of these separate from the rest of the batch, to make it easier to show the assembly steps, but you can make as many/few as you want.
I spray my pan with non-stick cooking spray, then place the bottoms of the slider rolls in the pan. Next, add a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place a homemade meatball on top of the shredded mozzarella.
Top with a bit of shredded Parmesan Cheese.
Add about a tablespoon or so of Homemade Spaghetti Sauce or you can use a little bit from a jar. I didn’t have a batch of homemade sauce in the freezer, so I picked up some Ragu to use for this, the Pizza Sliders, and the Parmesan Chicken Sliders (recipes coming soon). This isn’t sponsored or endorsed, but I often get comments asking what brands I used, so I try to snap a quick picture, for reference. You can use whatever brand you prefer.
Pop the top of the slider buns on top, and you can use a basting brush to add melted butter and/or garlic to the top of the bun before baking if you wish. I used buttery slider buns, so I didn’t do that with this batch.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes to heat through and melt the cheese. Serve on a platter for your guests!
- King's Hawaiian Slider Rolls
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Shaved Parmesan
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350
- Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray
- Place bottoms of slider rolls in pan
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on bottoms
- Add a meatball
- Top with shaved parmesan cheese
- Add top of slider roll
- Bake about 15 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted
- Serve and enjoy!
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Meatball Slider Recipe:
Wilton Perfect Results 8-Inch Square Cake PanRagu, Old World Style, Traditional, 24 ozKing’s Hawaiian Rolls Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls 12 ct. ( 2 packs )Pam Olive Oil Cooking Spray – 5 ozOXO Good Grips Box GraterWCI 3 Tier Rectangular Serving Platter Set With Metal Rack – Three Tiered Dessert Cake Appetizer Set Display Tray Stand, WHITE
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